Pursuing an 'all rights' strategy, German private broadcaster RTL Television has acquired German rights for three titles - K-PAX, K-19 and Basic - from Intermedia Film, in what is described as the beginning of a business relationship.

RTL's co-operative agreement with theatrical distributor Constantin Film for Germany and Austria, will see the company release K-PAX and K-19 in German cinemas later this year. Video and DVD rights are taken by RTL subsidiary BMG Video/Universum Film, while RTL is expected to screen the free-TV premiere.

Moritz Bormann, CEO of Intermedia Film's parent company Internationalmedia, declared that he was "sure that our agreement is the beginning of a continuing and fruitful business relationship. RTL covers the complete exploitation chain for the very interesting German market and is therefore also an attractive partner for us".

The agreement between RTL Television and Constantin Film for the theatrical release of the three Intermedia titles follows the announcement last month of the first three films being released under the distribution co-operation agreement: US high school comedy Van Wilder, thriller Killing Me Softly and John Cleese-starrer Scorched.